As the launch of the long-range Nexon EV approached, some dealerships began accepting unofficial reservations of the new electric SUV. We do not know the exact amount of the reservation that the dealers take for the reservation. Tata Motors will officially launch the long-range Nexon EV on May 11. The price of the long-range Nexon EV is expected to be around Rs. 17 to Rs. 18 lakhs ex-showroom.
Tata Motors is currently the leader in electric vehicles in India. They already have the Tigor EV and the Nexon EV in their portfolio. With the long-range Nexon EV, they want to appeal to people who want more range so they can take longer trips on their compact SUV. We know the manufacturer made some mechanical changes, but we don’t know what cosmetic changes would apply to it.
That said, we expect the long-range Nexon EV to come with a different set of alloy wheels and some kind of badge to indicate that it’s a long-range variant. Tata Motors will also add features to the new variant. It will come with ventilated front seats, cruise control, Park mode, an air cleaner and an electronic stability program. Additionally, Tata Motors would also allow the driver to adjust the amount of regeneration they get from the brakes, which should help increase range.
Speaking of range, the long-range Nexon EV is expected to have an ARAI rated range of 400km. This is possible thanks to the larger battery which has a capacity of 40 kWh. By comparison, the current Nexon EV has a battery capacity of 30.2kWh and an ARAI rated range of 312km.
In real-world conditions, the current Nexon EV can offer up to 200-250 km of range depending on how the driver drives the vehicle. The long-range Nexon EV should offer a real range of around 300 km.
Tata Motors supplies a 3.3kW AC charger with the current Nexon EV. The long-range Nexon EV is expected to come with a 6.6kW AC charger. It’s unclear how much charging time the new charger will be able to reduce given that the battery size has also increased.
The extra set of batteries should be stored in the trunk. This means that the boot space will suffer and decrease. Both the current Nexon EV and the standard Nexon come with 350 liters of boot space. The additional batteries will also increase the weight of the long range Nexon EV. To handle the extra weight, Tata Motors added rear disc brakes to the long-range Nexon EV.
We don’t know if there will be a change in power output or not. The current Nexon EV produces 136 PS of peak power and 245 Nm of peak torque. The battery comes with a standard warranty of 8 years or 1.6 lakh km. The long-range model will be sold alongside the current model.